Matthew Chapter 25
"Parables, Ten Virgins, Servant-Master, Gathering of Nations."
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Matthew 25:1 "Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and sent forth to meet the bridegroom."
Many today teach that once you say the magic words, you automatically become saved, once and for all times. The can't imagine themselves being shut away from the wedding feast, after they have been saved. Know this, on the road to salvation, without repentance, and without studying God's Word, there are many pitfalls. It will be the last day of the Millennium age, before some that think that they are saved now, will earn it, or they will walk into the lake of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus is now comparing the "kingdom of heaven" to a wedding that is taking place. The Kingdom is made up of the king [Jesus Christ] and His domain. The domain is made up of everything in the area of rulership of the king; the people, the land and all things on and in the land.
The bridegroom is Christ, and all ten of the virgin maidens are Christians and are going forth to meet the Bridegroom. Ten in Biblical numerics represents "law, and responsibility". The law is still on the books for us, and we have the responsibility to serve the true Christ. Though the parts of the law that pertain to the blood sacrifices are ended with Christ shed blood on the cross, the rest of the law is a vital part of every society, no matter how primitive.
The subject here then is to remain a true virgin, spiritually, waiting on the true Christ, and not to be take by the wrong Christ. All ten of these virgins are Christians, and claim to be in this generation, for the time of being taken is at the arrival of Satan being cast to the earth, as the Antichrist.
Matthew 25:2 "And five of them were wise, and five were foolish."
The wise studied God's Word, and knew the signs of the end times, and who the Kenites were. However the foolish were the virgins that listened to the fairy tales of the fly away doctrines, and just couldn't wait until the could go whoring after the Antichrist. The foolish ones just do not care to study to know the truth and seal it away in their minds.
This is the eleventh hour, which means these five foolish were Christians all the way to the very end of the age, before the coming of the Antichrist. It will be documented later. This is Jesus Christ's final teaching, from the mount of Olives, and is part of the teaching of chapter twenty four.
Matthew 25:3 "They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:"
They had oil, but not an reservoir of oil. The lamp will not burn to long with out the reservoir.
It is important that you understand the menorah described in Zechariah 4, that has to do with the two witnesses, and the seven candlesticks. The seven candlesticks represent God's elect, the seven thousand, and all the ethnos that are with them. At the base of the menorah, or lamp stands, there was a huge reservoir of oil. That oil was olive oil, the oil of our people. This is the same oil that we are instructed to use when anointing in Jesus name.
Keep tis in mind, as long as your in the flesh, Christ has not returned. If someone says that Jesus has returned today, and your in the flesh, they are liars. When Jesus comes, and touches His feet on mount Zion, the mountain will split with a quake, and the sun and moon will vanish. If those heavenly bodies are there, Christ has not returned. If you pinch yourself, and it still hurts, then that is not Christ. If it takes that simple act to understand, then do it.
The oil in the lamps are the knowledge in your mind that seals your mind that you will not be taken by the wrong husband, the Antichrist, Satan. The oil is the entire world of God, enough to keep your lamp lit through the entire tribulation of deception of the Antichrist. All of the knowledge from God's word, of the signs of the times, and the details of His coming is the oil that you need for your lamp. But don't be foolish, and deceived; wait for the true bridegroom.
Matthew 25:4 "But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps."
The wise had the reservoir, other then the lamps. They had all the oil necessary to for the entire waiting period, right through the Antichrist rule, and up to the sounding of the seventh trumpet. They had the truth, and knew the signs of the times. They could identify Satan, and his locust army of fallen angels, and they were aware of the supernatural powers that God gave them, to deceive all those that did not have the oil. The were not deceived by the miracles that Satan, and his angelic forces preformed in the sight of men.
The oil that we are to take that is stated here; in the Greek is # 1637 in Strong's Dictionary. It is "elaion", which comes from the prime # 1636, "elaia, el-ah'-yah", "el" is God, and "ah" is God, and "yah" is God, Three forms of the God head. This is the olive tree that the olive oil comes from. The wisdom of God, the oil, comes from the olive tree. and we get that oil from His word.
The oil of God is the truth in God's word, from beginning to end. It covers all three ages, and is controlled in every aspect in the perfect plan of God, by the offices of God.
Matthew 25:5 "While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept."
As the delay went along, they slept, and became slack in their studying and understand of God's Word. The just forgot to take on some of that oil of truth.
Matthew 25:6 "And at midnight there was a cry made, 'Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye out and meet him.' "
At the end of the eleventh hour, right at the end of this earth age, and the Christians, all ten of them, are anxious to see the bride groom. You have heard the expression, "once saved, always saved", well that doesn't mean that you are going to take part in the marriage. If you are betting you soul on that then you are in trouble. You have to be founded in the word of God, in this final generation, or your only hope will be after you earned it at the end of the Millennium age. It is important that you study, and listen to God, rather then listening to man.
This is the end of the age, and that is what the subject is in Matthew 24, and so far in 25.
Matthew 25:7 "Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps."
That means that you trim the wick, where the flame burns the brightest, without soot. That is where you put out the most light possible.
Matthew 25:8 "And the foolish said unto the wise, 'Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.' "
What it means is that the foolish virgins [Christians] simply do not know the way to go, for they have run out of truth. They listened to the traditions of men, and not that teaching has left them confused between God's teachings and man's teaching. The oil is the truth of the Word of God, which includes all the signs of the times, and being able to distinguish between the two Christ, the two comings, and the two trumpets [the fifth and the seventh].
Matthew 25:9 "But the wise answered, saying, 'Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.' "
There is only one true light, friend, and if you wait until the last moment, the only oil that will be available will be the oil of strange fire. These five foolish virgins, or Christians must then go and buy strange fire, or the doctrines of men, then when you do, they will find yourself heading into the wrong light, when the Antichrist arrives on earth. This is speaking in a spiritual sense.
Matthew 25:10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut."
At midnight the door was shut, it was midnight, and you were either in or out, there was no changing of mind, for at that moment those that knew the truth, and had the oil absolutely could not be fooled, and all others that had not the truth, could not get it. There was a complete blackout for the truth, or oil, and the only oil on the market was for "strange fire" that led you to the Antichrist.
Friend, if you are banking on waiting to the end to make things right, you are in trouble. When the Antichrist comes to earth, with his locust army of fallen angels, God is going to turn those that have not the truth over to Satan, the Antichrist, and only those seal with the oil of truth in their minds are to be protected. Revelation 9:4; "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only the those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
The seal is the oil, the truth of God, and the the lamps are where the oil is kept, and that is in your mind, which is in your forehead. The foolish virgins are lacking the knowledge of the truth of God to know the difference between the two Christ, Jesus Christ and the Antichrist, and before they have the time to obtain the truth, it will be to late. The door is shut by the Almighty God Himself, and it is He that will cause you to go whoring after the wrong husband.
It better be clear, for the time is getting close. The eleventh hour started in May 15, 1948, and Jesus told us in Matthew 24:33, 34; "So likewise ye when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the door."  "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." That generation that saw the planting of the fig tree, which is the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel in Palestine, is forty eight years are becoming senior citizens today.
You can take on the true oil now, however at the instant of the sounding of the fifth trumpet, and Satan the Antichrist and his fallen angels are cast out of heaven, it is to late, the door is slammed shut.
There is a war in heaven going on right now, and at the appointed time, as Jesus told us in Revelation 12:7-9, "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, "  "And prevailed not, neither was there place found any more in heaven."  "And The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth , and his angels were cast out with him." 
When Satan arrives in person, the door is shut, and the whole world except those sealed with the oil of God, the Word of God, and know the truth, are given over to Satan, and his hoards of locust army [fallen angels] and the Kenites. Then it is to late. There is just to much listening to "one verse preachers".
Matthew 25:11 "Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, 'lord, lord, open to us."
These five virgins [Christians] ran to town and bought some strange fire, or false teaching. They went back to the same old place that told them in the first place that they were going to fly away in the rapture, and tried to pick up some more of that strange fire.
Friend, even Martin Luther didn't teach of the Rapture, because it originated in the mind of a mentally sick woman in Scotland, Margaret McDonald, in 1830 A.D. What do you think that Christ thought of those that chased after that bad oil, to fan their strange fire?
Matthew 25:12 "But he answered and said, 'Verily I say unto you, I know you not.' "
When the door shuts it is final, there is no more grace offered to those who have not prepared for the entire wait. We are told to wait with patience, to know the times, and the seasons, and Jesus is telling us in a very simple way, to take up the oil, and fill our lamps while there is time.
Matthew 25:13 "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
Do you know the hour? If you are a watchman, you do. Many are called but only a few will be chosen. That time for the watchman to pay attention is here and now. Do you know what hour you are watching for?
That hour is the hour that consummates the end of this age, it is the hour of temptation, which is the time that the New World order has prepared the world to rejoice in their savior, the Antichrist. It is that five month period spoken of in Revelation 9:5, 10. Have you heard of the New World Order lately? Then wake up.
It is up to you to make the choices, for nobody is going to force you to wait on the true Christ, and load your lamps with the true oil [God's truth]. God gave you the free will to chose whom you will, and when the door shuts, there will be some rejoicing, but there will be far more that will be weeping and gnashing their teeth.
Matthew 25:14 "For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods."
There are many Christians that have good hearts, and intentions to love and serve God, and do His will. However good your intentions are, Jesus warned us of the deception that would cover the earth in that final hour of temptation. Friend, if you are not well founded in the word of God, then you are a prime candidate of Satan, the Antichrist's deception.
How many men were accurate of Jesus coming, at the time that Jesus first came. The religious community was 100 % wrong, and their intentions were to kill Christ, and lift up their own false doctrines that they created, when they twisted the laws of Moses. The high priests, scribes and Pharisees pretended to be what they were not, keepers of the laws of Moses, when in fact they laid unfounded burdens on God's people, and ripped them of of their money. They murdered the prophets, and Killed Jesus Christ.
This time that we are coming upon today is a about the same as it was then. The intentions of the clergy then was to follow the law, and the people had good intentions of keeping the laws, and having a right heart, and even die for their belief, only the teachings had been twisted. The oil was bad, and fuel for strange fire.
You can set things right in your own mind, when you get back into all of God's word, and listen and heed to what He says. Watch and pay attention as the signs of our times come to pass. You must grow skilled in the Word of God, and be familiar with God's plan. The whole reason for Jesus Christ's teaching on the mount of Olives, is to warn us to be prepared and not allow others to deceive up.
So Jesus is now giving us another clue of what the kingdom of heaven is like. He is directing or attention now to the fact that His kingdom is like a man traveling to a far country. Before He left, He called His "own servants", His very best, His elect to Him. He gave them His goods, because He trusted them.
You give the duties to the people that you trust and are responsible.
Matthew 25:15 "And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey."
This is why God will never give you more then you can handle, because you then are responsible for what is put into your hands. This goes for spiritual matters, as well as money, and wealth. He will bless you at your level of ability. This is also the reason that God withholds wealth for many of His elect, they simply could not handle it. This is kind, just and loving of our heavenly Father. God does not expect the same from everyone, but He expects the same percentages, and effort with what you have.
He doesn't expect the same of all men with respect to ability. However, with the help of the Holy Spirit one can increase His abilities with gifts that God has given to His servant. To increase your abilities, you must ask Him for help, for God will not interfere with the path of a persons free will, and this is because at judgment you will have only your own self to blame. If you believe on Jesus, and pray to the Father, then that help is given.
Matthew 25:16 "Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents."
So the Master is far away on his trip, and the servants are left on their own to do with the talents that was given to each of them. They do not have the same amount of talents each. "Traded" is the same as occupied, and they were occupied with the word. They spent the Word of God, they shared the Word of God, they traded the Word and blessings of God with others, and did the work of that God had given them to do.
The person that was given five talents, went out and shared the Word with others, in prayer, singing, or what ever talents that were given him, and God's word was multiplied in the hearts of others five times. Through the trade, this man gained five more; when he was given five students to study under him, he won five more souls for the Lord. You can use this analogy in many different areas, but the man use what God gave him, and those talents multiplied. This has to do with the "Word of God", that the souls saved are the fruit of the Word going forth. The increase was 100 % of what was given to the servant.
Matthew 25:17 "And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two."
This servant went to work also with the Word that was given to Him, and he also increased 100 %. Regardless of the ability that was given to them, they both made 100 % use of the gifts that they had, in the eyes of God. If God has given you more ability then another Christian, then He expects more from you then the other person.
If you have received five talents, and the other Christian two talents, and the fruit of both of your talents are equal with two, then friend, you only gave 40 % in the eyes of God, and the other Christ with two 100 %, Friend you fell short in the eyes of God. Are you getting what Jesus is aiming at? This is all recorded in God's record of trade, in His book of life, and at the appointed time, you will be held accountable for it. These are your works.
Matthew 25:18 "But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money."
This servant took the little that he had of God's Word, and hid it from the world. You know the kind, they guard what the do, and become very secretive of who the give the Word of God to. They copyright what they do, for the sake of their personal gain in the spreading of God's holy Word. It doesn't matter what people do with God's word, for the Holy Spirit of God will convict whom He will, and placing restrictions on any part of His Word is "digged in the earth" and burying it.
This is what we want to do, sow the word of God in the field [the world] and let it grow. It is the Holy spirit that does the watering, and causing that seed to bud forth into a plant, to make that Word to blossom into a Christian life, and multiplying itself. God expects you to use what He has given you, or it will be taken from you. You share it, or He takes it, Get it? If your gift is money, then use it for His service to spread the word; if it is singing, then train your voice and sing the best you can to glory God, if it is driving a log truck, then witness where you are, in the manner that seeds can be planted. It doesn't matter what your gift is, you develop and use what you have to the glory of spreading God's Word, where ever you are.
Matthew 25:19 "After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them."
Remember the subject is still being deceived, that is the center of Christ's parables in His teaching on the Mount of Olives.
Matthew 25:20 "And so he that had received five talents came ad brought other five talents, saying, 'Lord thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more."
This first servant was proud of himself because he multiplied his talents 100 %.
Matthew 25:21 "His lord said unto him, 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the lord.' "
Mark these words in your mind, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant:". This is the only way that you can have Joy, and that is to do as our Father's plan instructs us to do. This servant did his part, with the talents that God had given to him. God was proud of him.
Matthew 25:22 "He also had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.' "
Matthew 25:23 "His lord said unto him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things I will make the ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.' "
This servant also produced 100 % of the talents that were given to him. Here again is the Master's response; "Well done, good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful..." It is the same blessing for both of these servants.
At the return of the Master both of the servants received the same reward, because they both gave the best they had, and they used their talents one hundred percent. If you have the ability to do the work, then it is expected of you to do that work by our Heavenly Father. It should be the goal of those that know the truth of God's Word, that we reach far more then 100 %, for the time is getting short.
Matthew 25:24 "Then he which had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I know thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:"
You have heard these people before, they feel like they are in slavery to do the work of the Lord. They count every thing that they have done for God, and they want you to know how hard it was. You ask them to do some small thing, and it becomes such a great task to them, then when they get around to it, they are starve for your praise of them for doing a small thing for Christ.
God expected His word to spread, when He fed the multitude, and He expects it to spread and multiply when you put that Word into someone's ear. He expects us to do the sowing of the Word, and He will to what is necessary to make it mature, but our Lord expects to reap a harvest. We are placed on this earth to do the sowing, so that there will be a harvest.
When Jesus fed both the five thousand , and the four thousand, in both times He blessed the food, and brake it and gave it to the disciples to feed the people. This is how it is done, Jesus gives the food, or Word of God to His disciples and they feed the people, so that there be a harvest of souls. If you claim to be a disciple of Christ, then you must take the food, or Word from Jesus and give it to the people.
Matthew 25:25 "And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth; lo, there thou hast that is thine.' "
Friend, does the Word of God frighten you, are you afraid of the time of deception that is going to come upon the earth, when Satan will live in physical form and do his wonders to deceive ther earth? When you know the Word of God, then the truth will eliminate all fears, for you know what is going to happen, and that you are protected, as one of God's elect.
If this unfaithful servant relates to you, Friend, you had better be getting into the Bible seriously with your studies. Use the proper tools, such as Strong's Concordance, numbered to the Hebrew and Chaldee, and Greek dictionaries to get the right meanings to words and idioms. I also advise the "King James version, of the Companion Bible", By Kregel Publications, because it is foot-noted, with the appendixes to the original Massorah text. Many fear this bible, for it attacks the foundations to man's traditions, and today's false doctrines, such as the rapture doctrine.
When God gives you knowledge from His word, then don't ever hide it, as this unfaithful servant did, for when you share it, God will give you more. If you only have one little talent, and then just do one thing with it, you have doubled that talent, and God calls it "well done thou good and faithful servant." God then stamps it 100 %.
Matthew 25:26 "His lord answered and said unto him, 'Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:"
In the Greek it reeds, "only your neglect do I find". The neglect is on the part of the unfaithful servant, for there was no effort given on the part of the unfaithful servant. If someone says to you that they never have to study, because the Holy Spirit gives it all to them, and then they rattle off some nonsense that goes against God's word, mark him well. He is a slothful servant of the Lord, and the Lord will tell you what He thinks of them in the next few verses.
Jesus tells us he is lazy, wicked and misleading souls in the wrong direction. The Holy Spirit rewards those that invests their talents to multiply so that the Lord will reap a harvest of souls. If spirits are talking where the Word is not being planted, then in most cases those spirits are not of God. Take the time and give the effort to dig for the truth, and then God will reveal it to you.
Matthew 25:27 "Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury."
Jesus is saying, at least if you did not know what to do with it, you could have been a little wiser with it then bury it in the ground.
Matthew 25:28 "Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents."
If the man with the one talent would have used that talent, he would have earned the same as the man with the five talents, so because he wasted his talent, what He would have received was given to the man with the most. That is as it shall be in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 25:29 "For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath."
Everyone has a talent in giving to God's Word, and the amount each has is different. But what you have, and how you select to use that talent, determines the abundance that will be given you. Those that do nothing, God treats as His enemy. Your talent may be in the support of a ministry, or even in your prayer closet, it may be helping others, or teaching a class. Whatever it is, when it is used 100 %, then you "shall have abundance".
If a church is teaching false doctrines in ignorance, then don't expect God to bless you for your support to Satan. They may be ignorant in what they are doing, but you are not, when the Word of God is opened up in your mind.
Matthew 25:30 "And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' "
When Christ returns at the end of the five month period of the reign of Satan, the Antichrist, Abaddon in the Hebrew tongue and Apollyon in the Greek, these lazy servants will be praying for the mountains to fall on them. These Christians meant well and had good hearts, but does God respect you when you do the work of the unfaithful servant. If your preacher is teaching against what God is telling you to look out for, and if he is leading you in paths that will allow you to be deceived, then he is preparing you to be an unfaithful servant.
At the end of that path is outer darkness, and weeping and gnashing of teeth, and all those that foolishly follow after that way of the unprofitable servant will be there. Why are we so strong on this matter? The subject of this entire matter, is deception, be careful, my friend, take heed lest man deceive you.
Have you ever wondered how many rewards you will receive in the heavenly Kingdom, well take a look at yourself, and see what your doing to advance the kingdom of Christ. What efforts are you giving, with the talents that He has given to you? It is time to strive to increase your percentage in the here-after, for those that try in this flesh age, will be receiving the rewards of the lazy, and unfruitful servants in the next age.
Matthew 25:31 "When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory:"
Have you wondered what it will be like at Christ return? This is that time; Jesus Christ will come in all His glory, as King of Kings, and Lord of Lord, and with all the holy angels with Him. Jesus will then sit on His throne of His glory, right here on earth. Not on some cloud, or off in space, but in Jerusalem.
Matthew 25:32 "And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:"
Notice that there is no reference to a resurrection here, therefore no reference to Revelation 20. The Gathering to Christ is to be on earth, as Recorded in Isaiah 34:1, 2; and Joel 3:1, 2, 11, and 12. When Christ returns in His glory, there will be division. The division in the beginning of the Millennium age is a time for teaching and discipline. The division that this parable shall end with is the final division where the souls will either go into eternity, or into the lake of fire.
That will be a sad time for those that go into the lake of fire; but for those that go into eternity this will be a joyful time. This will not be a sad time for one entering eternity even if their loved brother and mother and father enter into the lake of fire, Why? Well in the Greek, the meaning is that it will be as if they will never have existed. There will be no pain of the thought of a loved one burning away in this age, and perishing, because it will be as if they had never been born. This is why there will be no tears on the first day.
Revelation 21:4; "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
Revelation 21:8; "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death."
Is your name in the Lamb's book of Life, that is what is important. Jesus has told us how it is put there, and what will happen to all those that are not recorded there. Eternal life is given freely by the mercy and grace that only God can give today, but the time will come when that door is shut tight.
Matthew 25:33 "And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left."
This separation will be at the time of the sounding of the seventh trumpet when Christ returns, is not the Judgment of the Great white throne, but it is a time of the separation of the nations, or peoples of the earth.
Matthew 25:34 "Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand,' Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
This lets us know that He is speaking to His elect, those that were chosen from before the foundation of the world, as well as their inheritance. Ephesians 1:4, 5; "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:"  "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 
The whole reason for the adoption of children is to give the responsibility to the parent and the inheritance to the adopted children. Jesus is telling us that as one of His elect, this whole inheritance was set up way back in that first earth age, prior to Genesis 1:2.
Matthew 25:35 "For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in:"
Matthew 25:36 "Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.' "
Matthew 25:37 "Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when saw we Thee and hungered, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink?"
Matthew 25:38 "When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee?
Matthew 25:39 "Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?"
Matthew 25:40 "And the King shall answer and and say unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.' "
Who is asking the question of Jesus here? It is the elect of God, those chosen from before the foundations of this world. It is all those that were on the right hand, after the time of separation, as recorded in the 32nd verse. Those that were on the left hand were the ones that followed after the Antichrist, and were as one of the five foolish virgins.
The invitation to be on the right side is given to many, however most will prefer to follow the left. This selection will not determine who goes to hell, or not, but who will rule in the Millennium age and teach; and who will be taught and disciplined. At this time of the Millennium those on the left will be taught and well disciplined. Those that followed the Antichrist will not be offered the Grace of God by faith in Jesus Christ, but will then be judged on the merit of their works at the great white throne judgment.
The judgment then will be whether or not their soul is condemned. Faith will not be a factor in the Millennium age, for Jesus Christ will be on earth, and all people of the earth will see Him and know Him. There is nothing unseen to believe in. The hope that we are given now is for those in the flesh bodies, and this is the time when all flesh is gone and over. This is the Millennium age of the incorruptible bodies, when all mysteries are known.
How can this be, I thought you had only had one chance? The body of Christ is to feed the meat from God's Word, that all parts of that body can grow and be healthy spiritually. When people sit under a teaching for many years and are not given the meat of the word, they will fall. When they fall and have not heard the truth of God's Word, which is the oil to keep their lamps lit, Jesus told us that they will fall in ignorance. It is time to wake up, Christianity is a reality, and not a Religion.
When do the elect of God feed and cloth Jesus, and when do we visit Him in prison, or help Him when he is sick? Every time you go to those that have no hope, and give them the Word, and tend to their spiritual needs when they are on a starvation diet for the truth. When you give physical care and attention, to lead that lost soul to the point of seeing that Jesus does care for them, that is how you have served Jesus.
Matthew 25:41 "Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels :"
The everlasting fire was prepared at the same time of Satan's overthrow, in the first earth age. This everlasting fire is prepared not for you but for Satan, the devil and his angels, however there are many that will chose to go with Satan to their final destruction. At that time of separation you will not have the excuse of ignorance, for you will have the entire thousand years of the Millennium age to learn and then be tested at the end.
Satan will be released for a short time, to test those that have been taught, and then judgment.
Matthew 25:42 "For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink:"
Have you prepared yourself so that you could give the meat of God's word to those seeking, if not Matthew is a good place to start. Prepare yourself then go and give to others, for as you minister to them, you minister to Jesus.
Matthew 25:43 "I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick and in prison, and ye visited Me not."
Jesus is addressing those that followed the Antichrist her, and those Christians that were lazy, and did not prepare themselves. No they did not give God's word to anyone, for they were ignorant of it in the first place. As they prosper in the five months of whoredoms with Satan, God will protect every one of His elect, for that is the command that He gave to Satan and his angels.
Matthew 25:44 "Then shall they also answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stanger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee."
Matthew 25:45 "Then shall He answer them, saying, 'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.' "
Jesus is saying, in as much as you didn't take part in the true body of Christ, the reality of it, you did nothing for me. What they do for the sake of society, or the church houses of nothingness, is not done for Christ.
Matthew 25:46 "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into like eternal."
This is the time of the final judgment, when all those that partook with Satan, and are on the left, and did not produce the works in the Millennium age, as recorded in Ezekiel chapters 44-48, will go along with Satan to hell fire and destruction. Those That have accepted Christ and trust in Him and do His word, the righteous souls will enter eternal life.
This ended the sermon that Jesus gave on the mount of Olives a few days prior to being taken and murdered on Calvary's cross. This is Jesus teaching from Him to you and I, that we could see and not be deceived at the coming of the Antichrist.
Jesus is fair and just because we have been forewarned of God's plan, and exactly what is going to come to pass. If you chose not to read and understand the signs and warnings, and to be as the five foolish virgins, that did not prepare themselves, then you chose what will befall you. You have free will, and the right to chose. God forces Himself on no one, and He is not a beggar, as many churches today picture Him. He has given His very son, and riches that your mind can not even comprehend, but it is your mind that will dictate what happens to your soul.
The starting point is to see that your have sinned against God, and repent to Him, in Jesus name, for that is the only way you can approach the throne of God. Jesus paid the price, and the keys were given to Him. After you repent, then get into His word, and prepare for the times ahead. Remember you get saved but once, however repentance is daily, every time you falter because of your flesh body, and mind.
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